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a statement shortly from president obama as well. president clinton, so many world leaders will be, of course, responding and reacting. in fact, i expect to be hearing from the president, there you can see the white house briefing room, they are getting ready for a statement from the president of the united states. the seal is there, now the flags are being installed. momentarily the president will walk into the briefing room and pay his respects and these are live pictures once again we're showing from outside president nelson mandela's home outside of johannesburg. robyn kurnow is in johannesburg for us. she's covered this story for a long time. robyn, i understand that authorities in south africa, they worked out a very, very deliberate series of commemorative events over the next several days as world leaders will come to south africa. >> reporter: understandably, the focus for most people in the world is going to be here over the next ten days. we expect his funeral to take place on day ten so that is either saturday or sunday a week. we know that in the next three or four days, his body
appearance at the 2010 world cup will also be the setting of his massive memorial service tomorrow. speakers will include president obama, the cuban president raul castro and the united nations secretary general ban ki-moon. security onstage and elsewhere will be extremely tight but there are other concerns as well about the audience that will include three former u.s. presidents, george w. bush, bill clinton and jimmy carter as well as many other dignitaries and celebrities. george and laura bush are aboard air force one with the obamas right now. so is the former secretary of state hillary clinton, the current attorney general of the united states, eric holder, the national security advisor to the president, susan rice, among many, many others. let's bring in our chief national correspondent, john king, who has covered a lot of these kinds of trips. we have been on many of these major trips. can it get awkward from time to time? you have -- there will be four american presidents, current president, three former presidents, in south africa with their wives at the same time. >> number one, a
. there is a memorial service here in johannesburg at a big soccer stadium and a big football stadium where the world cup football was held, so it's a big modern piece of architecture, an open celebration. we think that's where president obama and president bush will be going. i know that from a security point of view and also just from a logistical point of view, a lot of the heads of state might try to go to that event which will be held here in johannesburg. it's easier to get in and out of. the main stage funeral will be held in this very rural remote area in mandela's ancestral village. i have been there, it is difficult for us as a reporting team often to go there when there's nothing going on. it's barely accessible by one road. i think the fact that thousands of dignitaries, including dozens of heads of state are going to be flying into this very secluded area to celebrate his life literally under a large tent in the hills of rural south africa, from a logistical and security point of view, potentially a nightmare but also, what a fitting tribute to a man who started off as a young barefoot h
, sanjay. >> thanks, wolf. >>> when we come back, the vice president joe biden takes the world stage on a critical trip overseas. will he deliver for the white house? >>> and a prominent republican senator charges the obama administration has quote, taken lying to a new level. did his comments go too far? stay with us. you're in "the situation room." at verizon. let's go... let's go... let's go... let's go! make it your first stop for the gifts everybody wants. let's go! move it, move it, move it! verizon cyber monday is here. get the samsung galaxy note ii for just $49.99. with features like pop-up play. lets you use any app while watching video. or use the s pen for hand-written notes. hurry in or shop online. sale ends monday night. getting our best cyber monday savings. that's powerful. verizon. >>> the vice president joe biden in asia with stops in japan, china and south korea, all on his itinerary. but the trip comes at a very, very sensitive moment. let's talk about that and more with our chief political analyst, gloria borger and our cnn political commentator, david frum. thi
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